What is a tokamak for you? A tokamak is a design concept for a nuclear fusion facility in which plasma is held together by magnetic fields in the shape of a doughnut: a torus. People who understand these things consider it the most realistic and achievable nuclear fusion project.
The bottom line is that nuclear fusion (where two atomic nuclei combine to create a heavier nucleus, releasing energy) would theoretically have huge advantages over nuclear fission (where the nucleus is split). However, despite theorizing and research since the 1940s, no working fusion reactor has ever been built. If it succeeds, this technology could change everything about global energy supplies and become a major tool in the fight against climate change (fusion produces even less waste than fission).
So maybe in 100 years, they’ll be writing textbooks about how thirsty tears inadvertently saved the planet by buying rabbit costumes.
miHoYo isn’t just about nuclear fusion: last year it funded a lab that studies brain-computer interface technologies and how they can be used to treat depression.
MiHoYo (Genshin Impact) and the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Ruijin Hospital) set up a joint laboratory to study the application of brain-computer interface technology. The current project is focused on neuromodulation therapy for the treatment of depression. pic.twitter.com/2zpFXmMD53March 8, 2021
This is the first major investment in Energy Singularity, which was founded in 2021 by experts in various fields and is dedicated to the creation of commercialized fusion technologies. After this funding, he will focus on the development of the so-called “experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST)”.
Yes, this title is a bit like a boss fight. In the meantime, Genshin Impact continues to receive regular updates, with version 2.5 released a little less than a month ago and driving fans crazy with its new characters.